8 strokes
gate, counter for cannons
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
452 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 門 【モン】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門下 【モンカ】 one's pupil, one's student, one's follower
  • 入門 【ニュウモン】 becoming a pupil (of), becoming a disciple, entering an institution, beginning training, introduction (to), primer, guide, entering through a gate
  • 宗門 【シュウモン】 (religious) denomination, sect

Kun reading compounds

  • 門 【もん】 gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master, division, phylum, counter for cannons
  • 門出 【かどで】 setting off (on a long journey), setting out, departure (e.g. for the front), leaving home, starting a new life, starting life anew
  • 帝 【みかど】 emperor (of Japan), mikado, (the gates of an) imperial residence
  • 口は災いの門 【くちはわざわいのかど】 words can lead to disaster, the tongue is the root of calamities, the more you open your mouth the more likely you are to put your foot in it
  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 門浪 【となみ】 waves in narrow straits
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 長門 【ながと】 Nagato (former province located in the west of present-day Yamaguchi Prefecture)


Japanese names:
じょう、 も、 と、 ゆき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • puerta


  • portões


  • portail
  • compteur de canons
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